Smuggling Gold worth less than 1 crore is bailable
Not many would know that the Supreme Court in its judgment in one of the cases during 2011 ruled out that all offences under the Excise of India Act and the Customs Act should be made bailable. Until 2011, smuggling goods with value of more than 35 lakhs was a non-bailable offence. This forced the Central Government to amend the Customs Act and set the non-bailable limit to Rs. 1 crore. And a recent circular from the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has directed the customs officers (arresting officer) to release the person on bail if the offences are categorized as bailable under the Customs Act 1962. Continue reading
About 1800 surveyors recruited
The State government has recruited about 1800 surveyors who are being trained. With this, the strength has increased to about 3646 surveyors. The newly appointed surveyors are being trained; they will start work in six months. Continue reading
Dec 14th, BIA will be Kempegowda International Airport
With the extension of the terminal T1A, the Bangalore International Airport will be renamed as Kempegowda International Airport on December 14, 2013. The new terminal, spanning over 150500 sq. mt., will be more than double its present size. Continue reading
Kerala Blood Bank related websites
Kerala citizens can now quickly find a place to donate or receive blood by logging into online portals of Blood Bank Kerala and Ernakulum District Panchayath.
Thanks to Aluva District Hospital’s blood bank which started the portal to ensure delivery of blood to the needy in time. The portal was started with support of five blood storage centers. By logging into the portal, one can avail information about the blood banks, storage units and campaign programs. Continue reading
Traditional medicines for Foot & Mouth Diseases in cattle
The scientists from Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences (TANUVAS) Research and Training Centre in Thanjavur are promoting the use of traditional medicines to cure the Foot and Mouth diseases (FMD) in cattle.
The traditional medicines can be prepared using simple concoctions of herbs and spices from the kitchen. These medicines will act as a strongest shield against the attack of picornavirus, a deadly micro organism responsible for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. Continue reading
One of three websites provided incorrect information
A research article published in Times of India pointed out that most of the website out there provided less or false information about the Dengue fever. The study was conducted to identity the distribution of dengue fever related information in the internet. The result was, one out of three websites provided incorrect information about dengue. Which one to trust then? Continue reading
The Bombay Stock Exchange has spent 100 crore for centre in Hyderabad
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Ltd will setup second disaster recovery center in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. The cost of this project is stated to be Rs. 100 crore. The centre will be operational by mid of 2014.
The BSE’s second disaster recovery center building which is still under construction from past two years will be completed by mid 2014. The building will be a replica of the BSE’s trading system in Mumbai and will operate alike. Continue reading